senate Bill S4547

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of accessory dwelling units

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Feb 05, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S4547 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4854
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16 §§480 - 485, RP L; amd §§292 & 296, Exec L

S4547 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides regulations for the adoption of local ordinances for the creation of accessory dwelling units; provides for the inclusion of an accessory dwelling unit in the term housing accommodation in the human rights law.

S4547 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4547 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4547
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to accessory dwelling
   units; and to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  including  an
   accessory  dwelling  unit  in the term housing accommodations in human
   rights law
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new article 16
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 16
                         ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
 SECTION 480. DEFINITIONS.
         481. ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCES.
         482. STATE REVIEW AND ENFORCEMENT.
         483. LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOMEOWNERS PROGRAM.
         484. GOOD CAUSE EVICTION OF A TENANT.
         485. SEVERABILITY.
   § 480. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHER-
 WISE REQUIRES, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "ACCESSORY  DWELLING  UNIT"  SHALL  MEAN AN ATTACHED OR A DETACHED
 RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT  THAT  PROVIDES  COMPLETE  INDEPENDENT  LIVING
 FACILITIES  FOR  ONE  OR  MORE  PERSONS WHICH IS LOCATED ON A LOT WITH A
 PROPOSED OR EXISTING  PRIMARY  RESIDENCE  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  PERMANENT
 PROVISIONS  FOR LIVING, SLEEPING, EATING, COOKING, AND SANITATION ON THE
 SAME LOT AS THE SINGLE-FAMILY OR MULTIFAMILY  DWELLING  IS  OR  WILL  BE
 SITUATED.
   2.  "ACCESSORY STRUCTURE" SHALL MEAN A STRUCTURE THAT IS ACCESSORY AND
 INCIDENTAL TO A DWELLING LOCATED ON THE SAME LOT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07619-02-1

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